Sunday, June 28, 2015

History of LA Coast


History Sheds Light on the Future

Wednesday, June 23

Dr Richard Condrey shared his study of the historic gulf coastline and its lessons for repairing it. 

At the June general meeting of the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club members and visitors learned  the history of the gulf coast. His study looked at maps like this one and sailors’ journals dating back to the 1700s. After studying the explorers descriptions and navigation records, he could overlay the old maps on a current map.  Dr. Condrey concludes that the coastline has been shrinking at approximately the same rate since the 1800s! Hurricanes and oil exploration haven’t altered the rate of shrinkage in our coastline. The change is the same now as it has been for the last 200 years. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Downpours can't delay this evening's meeting

General Meeting on June 23 proceeded as planned despite severe thunderstorms and 3.5 inches of rain. 

Dr Richard Condrey shares study of the historic gulf coastline and its lessons for repairing it. 
More details to follow.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Guest Speaker - Dr. Richard Condrey, Oceanographer

Seeking the Future of Louisiana's Coast in its Past

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
7:00 to 8:30pm

The Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Hwy

Dr Richard Condrey, retired professor of Oceanography, will share his research into historical and geological records to understand how Louisiana's coast has changed over the past several thousand years, so that we can better understand how it will change in the future.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Save Our Southern Forests Tour

Come join the tour tour kick-off event in Baton Rouge! The biomass industry is destroying wetland forests and exporting them to Europe.  Communities across the South are uniting to stop it. Join Dogwood Alliance, Baton Rouge Organizing, Green Army, Baton Rouge Sierra Club, and others for a party to celebrate our  incredible Southern forests, and the communities and organizations that protect them. Come out for food, drinks, and celebration! 
The tour will be profiling destructive wood pellet manufacturing facilities and documenting the beautiful Southern forests we're working to protect.

WHEN: June 17th from 7-9 pm
WHERE: The Guru at Circa 1857 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Canoe A Shaded Bayou without leaving Baton Rouge


Take a leisurely paddle along Bayou Manchac and have time for another activity in the afternoon!

Saturday, June 6, 2015
9:00 am -12:30 pm
Highland Road Park

Our guide, Nathaniel Klumb of PaddleBR says by starting at 9am and using a novice speed, we should finish about 12:00 to 12:30.” 
Canoes and Kayaks are available for those who do not have one, if you contact Nancy Grush ( by Thursday, June 4. 
We will meet at Highland Road Park at 9:00 and put-in there. We'll enjoy some watermelon after the  paddle.
Rain Date is June 13. If you email Nancy that you plan to attend we can notify you of any change in plans.